Discover: Vinyl Vault


Vinyl Vault: "Funky Mother"

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault gets down; all the way down with local funksters Analog Son and their fourth album, “Funky Mother.” The album serves up a relentless program of the…

Vinyl Vault: "Lyle Mays"

Geoff Anderson

The Vinyl Vault features the first solo album from long-time Pat Metheny Group keyboardist Lyle Mays. Simply entitled “Lyle Mays,” the album was released in 1986 on Geffen Records. Although…

Vinyl Vault: "Live at Jimmy's"

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature the swinging big band sound of Maynard Ferguson recorded Live at Jimmy’s in 1973. This release on the Columbia label is widely viewed as…

Vinyl Vault: Asleep at the Wheel

Geoff Anderson

The stock show is in town so it’s only fitting and proper for the Vinyl Vault to put a little twang in its swing. There’s no better way to do…

Vinyl Vault: Vince Guaraldi at Grace Cathedral

Geoff Anderson

This week the Vinyl Vault goes to church with the album “Vince Guaraldi at Grace Cathedral.” Recorded in 1965, it is believed to be the first use of jazz during…

Vinyl Vault: "1969" by Julie Driscoll

Geoff Anderson

This week's Vinyl Vault features an album from British vocalist Julie Driscoll entitled “1969.” Recorded in 1969, but not released until 1971 on Polydor, the album was her first solo…

Vinyl Vault: "Lucifer" by Kenny Barron

Geoff Anderson

By the mid-1970s, electronic instruments were becoming more and more common in jazz leaving musicians and audiences divided on the wisdom of their inclusion in what had previously been an…

Vinyl Vault: "Arabesque" by John Klemmer

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features John Klemmer’s 1978 album “Arabesque,” released on the ABC record label. Klemmer, a tenor sax man with a big, fat sound, explores Brazilian and Latin…

Vinyl Vault: "The Fox" - Urbie Green

Geoff Anderson

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear from trombonist Urbie Green and his 1977 album “The Fox,” released on CTI records. Green’s warm, rich tone and superb style shines…

The Vinyl Vault: "The Sun and Moon Have Come Together"

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the second album from the little-known band The Fourth Way. The album, “The Sun and Moon Have Come Together,” was recorded live in Berkeley in…

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